“There’s a map inside your head, Clary. You are the key to our survival.” -Magnus Bane
The voice of Magnus fuckingBane asdfajkfhkdfgaksdf
What does English sound like to foreign ears?
We’ve all heard examples of fake Chinese or German from speakers who lack familiarity with either language. While typically cringe-worthy, these examples do raise interesting questions regarding our own language. What does English sound like to non-English speakers? After more than 40 years, Adriano Celentano’s “Prisencolinensinainciusol” remains one of the most illuminating examples.
The entire song is nonsense verse, neither English nor Italian, but the sounds are meant to resemble English. Linguist Mark Liberman wrote an interesting post about this sort of thing over at Language Log discussing yaourter, the French word for an attempt to speak or sing in a foreign language that one doesn’t know all that well. This often involves trying to sing a foreign song with nonsense or random words filling in the blanks. Liberman shares this wonderful quote from a random Internet user:
Just for the story, in France, when we don’t speak English and we want to imitate the sound, we call it “yaourter”(to yoghourt), the imitation sounds like a very nasal language, kind of like a baby crying. It mostly imitates the “cowboy” accent.
jesus christ this is actually reALLY FRUSTRATING IT SOUNDS LIKE ENGLISH BUT IT DOESNT MAKE WORDS
If you’re a girl and you hit, punch, or physically harm your boyfriend in any way it’s still considered abuse and you’re equally as much of a piece of shit as any guy that hits his girlfriend. Seriously the amount of girls that disagree with this is ridiculous, and they’re all fucking stupid. Sorry not sorry.
When it’s time for me to go
Promise me that you’ll flow
Until the ocean washes you away
omg no fucking way
you guys don’t have red skins or bubble o’bills or minties?
and tim tams or tiny teddies or milo?
and fairy bread or caramello koalas or crunchies or cherry ripes or WIZZ FIZZES?
HOW DO YOU LIVE OHMYGOD.
YOU’VE ALL BEEN HIDING UNDER A ROCK.
i feel like someone just shouted gibberish at me then got upset when i didn’t understand
dO OTHER COUNTRIES NOT HAVE THESE?
OH MY GOODNESS, I’M SO SORRY FOREIGNERS!
THESE ARE ALL THE BEST THINGS OF LIFE HOW DO PEOPLE LIVE WITHOUT THEM. CARAMELLO KOALAS ARE MY FAVOURITE THING EVER, AS WELL AS FAIRY BREAD.
^ And the Caramello Koala cartoon ad was beyond epic.
P.S. Don’t forget the golden gaytimes.
ALSO FREDDO FROGS
I LOVE SHAPES